You can learn more about National Insurance in our guides here and here. Find out what it is and what it is for, and then read this guide to check if you are paying too much National Insurance. Learn what to do if you are paying the wrong amount of National Insurance to amend it.
Phone 0843 596 4157 if you need help to calculate how much National Insurance you should be paying for each tax year.
NI (National Insurance) is a type of financial contribution which most workers must pay if they are earning above a certain amount. Your NI contributions help you to qualify for state benefits, including the State Pension. This is why it is important to make sure that you are paying enough in National Insurance contributions. Read the guide below to find out how you can check if you are paying the right amount of NI.
Call the DVLA on 0843 178 3378 to claim road tax refunds on Vehicle Excise Duty.
You can get a refund for any full month of tax that you already paid for if you have to cancel the road tax for your vehicle. This could be due to a variety of reasons, but you need to notify the DVLA. They will cancel the vehicle tax automatically if you provide a valid reason for cancellation. Read this guide to find out how to claim car tax back and get the refund.
Call the ESA helpline on 0843 596 3686 if you’re eligible to apply for Employment Support Allowance and unable to work.
ESA, or Employment Support Allowance, is a government benefit to help people who are not able to work due to illness or disability. Or if they do want to work, ESA can help them with getting work if they are able to. If you are eligible for the new benefit Universal Credit, then you might not be able to claim ESA. You can apply for ESA whether you are working or not. This is a guide on how to apply for Employment Support Allowance.
Call the Social Fund on 0843 178 4097 to learn how to apply for a Budgeting Loan.
Crisis Loans are no longer available from the government, but there are still plenty of options for emergency financial support. If you have been on certain benefits for six months, then you could apply for a Budgeting Loan. You will have to pay it back, but the loan can help with immediate living costs. Read this new guide to find out how to get a Budgeting Loan.